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Former Klein ISD substitute teacher accused of hitting, kicking 7-year-olds

HOUSTON – A former Klein ISD substitute teacher is accused of assaulting three students at an elementary school in the district.

John Ricardo Nevers, 53, has been charged with three counts of felony injury to a child.

According to court documents, Nevers assaulted three 7-year-old boys in October while he was substituting at Epps Island Elementary School. 

He allegedly hit two boys, striking one of them with a backpack, and kicked a third child.

Klein ISD released the following statement:

"The matter involving a substitute teacher at Epps Island occurring on October 8, 2015, was turned over to the Klein ISD police after an immediate investigation by campus administration. During her investigation of the incident, Nevers told the campus principal that the students were misbehaving, and physical contact was made as he was disciplining them. While the students were not injured, Klein ISD will not tolerate an employee irresponsibly putting their hands on a child.

As of October 9, 2015, the day after the incident, the substitute is no longer employed by the district."

Bail for Nevers was set at $15,000.  As  a condition of his bail arrangement, Nevers is not allowed to teach or have contact with minors under the age of 17.